Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$200,000,000Gigabit SquaredUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$195,000,000BroadLightBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$191,327,000Primus Telecommunications GroupM2 Telecommunications GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$186,000,000LaCieSeagateHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  5. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  6. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  7. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  8. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  9. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  10. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  11. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  12. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  13. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  14. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  16. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  17. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (
  18. PTGi Completes Sale of Australian Operations for $AUD 192 Million (MSNBC)
  19. Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire (Engadget)
  20. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (TechCrunch)
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